Category: 5G


The Telecoms.com Podcast: Going for a slash

Jamie and Scott are joined by Iain from Light Reading this week and they start by discussing the pros and cons of becoming a communications-slash-content provider. Is convergence a sound business strategy or is it better to just stick with what your company’s best at? Is it good for you to consume a lot of VOD? Not during a podcast it would seem as Iain and Scott are forced to improvise while Jamie literally goes for a slash. Unperturbed they move onto the ongoing subject of Chinese vendors getting a hard time from western authorities, with ZTE coming under so much fire it might have to slash its operations significantly. They conclude with a look Amazon, which thanks to a convergent strategy for its Prime premium service has managed to acquire over 100,000 subscribers. The guys speculate about why Amazon has decided to release this data but conclude it’s unlikely to slash its heavy investment anytime soon.

It has been a week to forget for Qualcomm

Hurdles in China with its NXP acquisition, potentially losing ZTE as a customer and cutting almost 1500 employees; it’s not been a good week for Qualcomm.

Arqiva and O2 kick start small cell mission

Arqiva and O2 have announced a new project to deliver 300 small cell sites across some of London’s busiest boroughs to increase connectivity and begin walking the 5G trail.

Clothes are getting smarter

Imagine if that very smart T-shirt you were wearing was actually really smart. As in connected smart. And imagine if it could read, hold and send data about you and your condition over a mobile network to a doctor or an emergency services team.

US unveils China trade tariff list

Last month President Trump signed a memorandum which confirmed the US would be kicking off a trade-war with the Chinese and now the 1300-strong list of products subject to tariffs has been released.

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